Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

UConn wins at Memphis

MEMPHIS — DeAndre Daniels had 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Shabazz Napier added 17 points and Connecticut pulled away from No. 17 Memphis for an 83-73 victory Thursday night.

The Huskies (14-3, 2-2 American Athletic Conference) outscored Memphis 8-2 in the final minute to secure their third straight win. Napier had seven points in the final five minutes after the score was tied at 62.

"This was the first one we needed to get," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. "We got our first road kill in the American Conference."

Daniels was 9-of-15 from the field and UConn shot 57 percent, including 61 percent after halftime. Lasan Kromah finished with 13 points, shooting 5-for-5.

Michael Dixon led Memphis (12-4, 3-2) with 16 points.

No. 1 Arizona 91, Ariz. St. 68: Nick Johnson scored 17, Aaron Gordon added 16 and the host Wildcats (18-0, 5-0 Pac-12) extended the best start in school history. The Sun Devils, missing second-leading scorer Jermaine Marshall, had trouble with Arizona's size, shooting 34 percent.

Minn. 63, no. 11 ohio st. 53: Elliot Eliason had 12 points and 13 rebounds and the host Golden Gophers pulled away from a halftime tie to defeat the Buckeyes (15-3, 2-3 Big Ten). LaQuinton Ross scored 22 for Ohio State, which has lost three straight.

No. 18 L'ville 91, Houston 52: Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 23 in his first game this season as a reserve for the host Cardinals (15-3, 4-1 American Athletic Conference). Recent foul troubles led coach Rick Pitino to bring Blackshear off the bench, and the junior forward made 5-of-6 3-pointers and 8-of-10 overall. "Coming off the bench just gives me an opportunity to check out the game," said Blackshear, who scored more than in his previous three games combined (18). "I think I looked at where I could pick my spots and it helped me out." Louisville hit 15-of-28 3-pointers, its most since 17 against Morgan State on Dec. 27, 2010. The Cougars suffered their most lopsided loss since 110-63 at No. 12 Washington on Dec. 24, 2004.

No. 25 UCLA 69, No. 21 Colo. 56: Norman Powell matched his season high with 19 points and the Bruins (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12) handed the Buffaloes (14-4, 3-2) their first home loss.

Stetson 64, E. Tennessee 58: Willie Green scored 15 for the host Hatters (3-14, 1-4 Atlantic Sun). Brian Pegg of Clearwater added 11 for Stetson.

Old Dominion 52, FIU 36: The visiting Monarchs held Florida International (9-9, 1-2 Conference USA) to 14 first-half points.

Fau 78, East Carolina 67: Jackson Trapp scored 23 for host Florida Atlantic (6-11, 2-1 Conference USA).

North carolina: The university stopped the research of a reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of football and basketball players at the school until she receives approval from a review board. The school said it notified Mary Willingham that she can't continue to use data with information that could identify the subjects until she applies to a review board that governs human research.

South Carolina: Leading scorer Tyrone Johnson is out indefinitely with a right foot fracture. The point guard stepped on an official's foot during Wednesday's game.


No. 2 N. Dame 109, Pitt 66: Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd scored 20 apiece for the visiting Fighting Irish (16-0, 4-0 ACC).

No. 3 Duke 90, Virginia 55: Tricia Liston scored 21 and tied her career high with 12 rebounds as the host Blue Devils (17-1, 4-0 ACC) beat the Cavaliers for the 21st straight time.

No. 6 MD. 77, Syracuse 62: Alyssa Thomas had 19 points and 11 rebounds for her 14th double double of the season as the host Terrapins (15-1, 3-0 ACC) won their 13th straight.

No. 25 Texas A&M 67, No. 8 South Carolina 65, OT: Karla Gilbert scored the Aggies' first two baskets of overtime, and Jordan Jones followed with a steal and layup. Texas A&M (14-4, 4-0 SEC) had a big lead early on, but Tiffany Mitchell banked in a 3 in the final seconds of regulation to tie it for the Gamecocks 16-2, 4-1).

No. 9 UNC 78, Clemson 55: Diamond DeShields scored 24 and the host Tar Heels (15-3, 3-1 ACC) took control with a 25-4 first-half run to beat the Tigers for the 20th time in the past 21 games.

No. 12 Tenn. 67, Miss. St. 63: Ariel Massengale and Bashaara Graves both scored 13 as the visiting Vols (14-3, 3-2 SEC) improved to 35-0 in the series.

No. 14 LSU 87, Missouri 68: Jeanne Kennedy scored 30 for the visiting Tigers (14-3, 3-1 SEC).

No. 16 Penn St. 66, Ohio St. 42: Maggie Lucas scored 18 and Ariel Edwards had 13 for the host Nittany Lions (12-4, 3-1 Big Ten).

No. 18 Neb. 88, Minn. 85, OT: Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 33 and had nine assists for the host Cornhuskers (13-3, 3-1 Big Ten).

No. 20 N.C. St. 80, No. 17 FSU 57: Markeisha Gatling was 8-for-8 for 20 points and the Wolfpack (16-2, 3-1 ACC) took the lead for good early. Natasha Howard had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Ivey Slaughter added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Seminoles (14-3, 2-2).

No. 24 Vandy 80, Ole Miss 74: Christina Foggie scored 28 for the visiting Commodores (15-3, 4-1 SEC).

UConn wins at Memphis 01/16/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 12:08am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Associated Press.

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Charlie Strong, Gulf High and the best (old) Jon Gruden-Tennessee rumor


    As Butch Jones keeps losing, Tennessee Vols fans are turning to one of the media's favorite pastimes.

    Jon Gruden coaching rumors.

  2. Lightning edges Red Wings on road

    Lightning Strikes

    DETROIT — The digs were different, the Lightning seeing the masterfully-done new Little Caesar's Arena for the first time.

    Lightning center/Red Wings’ killer Tyler Johnson gets past defenseman Trevor Daley on his way to the first goal of the game.
  3. Armwood pulls away to defeat Plant 27-7, remain undefeated


    SEFFNER — First-year Armwood coach Evan Davis pulled out all the stops to get his team psyched for Monday's annual grudge match against Plant.

    Armwood defensive end Malcolm Lamar (97) gets fired up before the start of the game between Plant High School Panthers and the Armwood High School Hawks in Suffer, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
  4. Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Vernon Hargreaves needs to improve


    TAMPA — The Bucs now rank 31st in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 301 yards per game in their 2-3 start, and coach Dirk Koetter was asked Monday how concerned he is with the play of second-year CB Vernon Hargreaves.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick, throwing an incompletion under pressure after replacing injured Jameis Winston against the Cardinals,  would start this Sunday in Buffalo if Winston’s shoulder is still bothering him.
  5. Backhand shot makes Nikita Kucherov's offense even more dangerous

    Lightning Strikes

    DETROIT — Nikita Kucherov is on a historic streak, just the fourth player in the past 30 years to score a goal in each of his first six games.

    Nikita Kucherov’s backhand shot adds to his strong scoring.